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FoamyDM

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Awesome Video Red. Where is the Website Link showing the progress? up... I see it in post 1, Pardon me. My speed reading needs work
 
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FoamyDM

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Any examples of the all cable mixers? I don't think I've ever seen one.

Red
This post as a Mixer that looks lightweight but effective enough. it is for a Dyke's Delta.
 

Victor Bravo

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Judy at Aircraft Windshield does a great job, she absolutely knows her stuff, and has a tremendous history of making canopies for aircraft. She's the top dog in the custom canopy world, with all possible respects to the handful of other people in that industry.
 

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I'm nearly finished fitting the splitter plates to the fuselage so I can make the left and right mold halves. I took a bit of a break but I'm back at it now. This will be last of the molds I have to make. Wing and landing gear are machined molds. I'm looking forward to making real parts.

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pylon500

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Cable mixer.
This is probably an answer to a problem, but I see assorted compromises within, what with floating pulleys, possible harmonics in the cables and overall flex.
The solid pushrod mixer here is probably a better bet.
That said (and I'll point out I'm not a huge fan of V tails), if you could hinge a large enough rudder on your underfin to hold against torque on take-off, then just have elevators, knowing you will never have to worry about the tail being caught up in the wake from the wing at any time.
Maybe a lot of differential in the ailerons to negate much need for rudder.
 

Red Jensen

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This is probably an answer to a problem, but I see assorted compromises within, what with floating pulleys, possible harmonics in the cables and overall flex.
The solid pushrod mixer here is probably a better bet.
That said (and I'll point out I'm not a huge fan of V tails), if you could hinge a large enough rudder on your underfin to hold against torque on take-off, then just have elevators, knowing you will never have to worry about the tail being caught up in the wake from the wing at any time.
Maybe a lot of differential in the ailerons to negate much need for rudder.
A pushrod mixer is the plan and what I have designed. I'll stick with normal V tail function, I don't think there will be any need for an independent sub rudder.

Red
 
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